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OFFICIAL: Al Masry to regain Port Said Stadium ownership
Al Masry SC are preparing for the transfer of Port Said Stadium back to the club’s ownership after a four-year period of being under government control.
Al Masry president Samir Halabia announced the Port Said governor’s decision to transfer the ownership of Port Said Stadium back to the club.
The stadium will be reopened just over four years after being the site for the Port Said massacre that resulted in the deaths of 72 fans on February 1st, 2012.
The stadium has been under the government’s control since 2012, and Halabia claimed in a press conference that the stadium will be under reconstruction for three months.
“Al Masry will host 2016/17 Egyptian Premier League matches at the Port Said Stadium,” he added.
Al Masry currently sit in third place in the Egyptian Premier League table, eight points behind leaders Al Ahly.